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Course Description

Getting the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set equips you with the necessary competencies that will let you deliver assessment in a VET setting.

Where Can the TAESS00011 Take Your Career?

This skill set is ideal for individuals who are looking to pursue careers as a/an:

  • Enterprise Assessor
  • RTO Assessor
  • Training Adviser
  • Training Needs Analyst

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Course Details

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TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set

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Expected Study Hours:

6 months Up to 285 hours

Delivery Methods:


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What Will You Learn in the TAESS00011 Course?

The TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set qualification will teach learners the essential vocational assessment activities and exercises including how to plan, implement and participate in competency based assessment procedure and processes.

A TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set is already considered a valuable qualification to many employers and organisations, and absolutely essential if you wish to work as an assessor at Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) and organisations that assess nationally recognised qualifications.

Unit Delivery and Structure

Inspire Education (RTO #32067) delivers the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set course via Mixed Mode Delivery. It is a combination of self-paced learning via the Inspire student portal, face to face webinars, workplace learning, and online learning. The course also requires completion of specified competency standards and assessment requirements in a vocational workplace.

This delivery method makes the course available Australia-wide, with learners from major cities like Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney enrolling throughout the year. You can commence your course anytime and study at a pace and schedule most convenient to you.

Prior to enrolment, learners will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine their existing relevant knowledge and skills and to know how much training they need. This process identifies each learner into one of the following cohorts:

  • Beginner Cohort (Full Study Model) – this includes individuals who are interested in becoming a VET assessor without any previously completed formal qualifications; also those who may have previously completed a qualification that is not from the TAE training package; study hours is up to 285 hours
  • Intermediate Cohort (Partial Study Model) – this includes individuals who are interested in becoming a VET assessor without any previously completed formal qualification, but may have some minor work experience related to teaching for less than a year; also those who are teachers in universities or colleges; also those who have completed the BSZ40198 Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment or the TAA40104 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; study hours is up to 194 hours
  • Expert Cohort (Assessment Only) – this includes individuals who hold the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is currently working in the industry for at least 2 years; also those who hold the TAESS00001 Assessor Skill Set and are looking to upgrade; also those who have worked as a VET assessor for an RTO for 2 to 5 years; also those who may hold higher adult learning qualifications such as the TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development and the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, or their successors; study hours is up to 76 hours

You will be given up to 6 months to complete the course. Since it’s self-paced, dedicating more time to study helps you finish the course faster.

Expected Study Hours: There are up to 285 study hours required for this skill set, depending on each learner’s existing relevant knowledge, skills, and experience

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted using a combination of Questioning (e.g. written/oral questions, interviews, self-evaluation, and questionnaires), Product-based Methods (e.g. reports, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations, and outputs), Portfolio (e.g. written documents, photographs, videos, logbooks), Direct Observation (e.g. assessments in real-time in the workplace or in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace), and Third-Party Evidence* (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports)

*Students have the option to undertake assessments for certain subjects in the workplace or using the simulation environment

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set course. However, it is recommended that learners:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students are also required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Units of Competency

The TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set is comprised of the following 4 units.

  • TAEASS401 – Plan assessment activities and processes
  • TAEASS402 – Assess competence
  • TAEASS403 – Participate in assessment validation
  • TAEASS502 – Design and develop assessment tools

Training Resources

To support you in your TAESS00011 study, Inspire will give you access to:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

To complete your course, you will need to have ongoing access to:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete your assessments under a supervisor (Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only)
  • A computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone or video recorder)
  • A registered training organisation (RTO) qualified to train and assess for Vocational Placement
  • A qualified assessor* under the chosen Vocational Placement Provider who will supervise assessments

*A qualified assessor is a VET practitioner qualified to provide assessment in accordance to Clauses 1.23 of Standards for RTOs 2015.

Vocational Placement

To successfully complete the TAESS00011 Assessor Skill Set course, learners will need to initiate contact with an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to complete workplace-based experience and solidify relevant practical experience and skills.

For learners who are already working in an RTO, they may nominate their current workplace for the purposes of completing their Skills Logbook/Workbook requirements. Their workplace must then meet the requirements from the Workplace Approval Checklist and must also be approved by Inspire’s Vocational Placement Coordinator.

The vocational placement will be conducted according to these documents:

  • Vocational Placement Provider/Supervisor Information Pack
  • Vocational Placement Student Information Pack
  • Vocational Placement Coordinator Information Pack
  • Vocational Placement Agreement

The Vocational Placement Provider must be a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that will provide access to:

  • A qualified assessor*
  • Assessment of five (5) candidates within the vocational education and training (VET) context against at least one (1) endorsed or accredited unit of competency:
    • Assessment of three (3) candidates via the training and assessment pathway
    • Assessment of two (2) candidates using the recognition of prior learning (RPL) process
    • Making reasonable adjustment in the assessment of at least one (1) candidate
  • An assessment environment with access to assessment tools and recording materials

*A qualified assessor is a VET practitioner qualified to provide assessment in accordance to Clauses 1.23 of Standards for RTOs 2015.

The Vocational Placement Agreement is required to be signed by all parties prior to the commencement of the actual vocational placement. The learner, the vocational placement provider, and the Inspire Education Vocational Placement Coordinator will be provided with the corresponding vocational placement information pack outlining each party’s rights and responsibilities in relation to vocational placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Inspire Education has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This recognition may assist learners to progress faster through a unit of competency, or allow them full credit.

Where a student has expressed in the enrolment form their interest for completing the course through the RPL pathway (Assessment Only), the RPL Assessor Group is advised by the LMS and a call will be made by an RPL Specialist within 2 weeks of the student’s enrolment date to provide RPL information and determine the amount of RPL the student can complete. Where a call was not successful, a message will be sent to the student’s LMS account.

Candidates will use the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment RPL Kit/Evidence Guides provided by Inspire Education to gather and submit their evidence and assess competence for the units in this Skill Set.

Qualification Pathways

Individuals enrolled in this course may wish to study other courses that will support them in their training skills by allowing them to train in a specialist area and/or will allow them to work partly as a trainer and partly as a technical specialist.

The options may include the following courses:

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